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Qassam hits western Negev; no injuries

Rocket fired from northern Gaza Strip lands outside kibbutz near border fence; no injuries or damage reported. Tuesday night's IDF attack on Gaza tunnel breaks months of calm as over 50 rockets are fired into Israel in two days

A Qassam rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip landed near a kibbutz by the border fence on Thursday. No one was injuries and no damage was cause.


Over 50 Qassam rockets were fired on Israel since Tuesday, and a defense establishment source told Ynet on Wednesday that "the next 24 hours could determine whether the calm in the Gaza Strip will continue, and we are prepared for all possibilities".


Palestinian sources reported that a member of the Islamic Jihad's military wing was killed Wednesday night by Israel Air Force fire in the village of Tal a-Za'atar in the northern Strip.


The sources said four more gunmen were wounded in the attack. The IDF Spokesperson's Office said the incident was a concrete attack on a ring that launched a rocket on Israel from the northern Strip.


Defense establishment officials tried to keep a lid on the unusual operation that IDF forces carried out Tuesday night, some 250 meters inside Gaza.


During the operation, that was meant to foil planned attacks being carried out from a tunnel that had been dug into Israeli territory, four soldiers were lightly to moderately wounded.


Gaza sources reported that six Palestinian gunmen were killed during the operation.


פרסום ראשון: 11.06.08, 14:42
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